The Karlovy Differ Worldwide Movie Pageant’s Jap Guarantees trade strand has unveiled the winners of it’s undertaking showcases, which occurred on the fest from July 2-4.

This yr’s version offered 27 movie initiatives that had been screened throughout the pageant’s three established packages: Works in Progress, Works in Improvement – Characteristic Launch, and First Reduce+, competing for awards with a complete worth of 115,000 EUR.

Within the Works in Progress sidebar, the post-production growth prize went to filmmaker Klára Tasovská for her characteristic I Am Not All the things I Wish to Be. The pic is produced by Lukáš Kokeš. The award consists of post-production providers in UPP and Soundsquare.

Discussing the pic, the jury, that includes Esra Demirkiran, Pageant Coordinator, TRT Sinema, Petr Tichý, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Administrators, Barrandov Studio, Oscar Alonso, Pageant Supervisor, Latido Movies, Nadia Ben Rachid, Movie Editor, and Agustina Chiarino, Producer, Bocacha Movies, mentioned the undertaking was “exciting” and “all the story elements from the past resonate today and can definitely inspire everyone.”

The Works in Improvement award went to Egle Vertelyte for the characteristic Tasty (Lithuania, Estonia). The pic was produced by Lukas Trimonis. A money prize of 5,000 EUR, sponsored by TRT Sinema, might be awarded to the undertaking.

Discussing the undertaking, the jury mentioned the honored the movie “for conveying in a culinary comedy a critical approach to today’s world, which praises the exaggerated packaging in daily life and social media, and presenting true friendship as the most delicious dish.”

Bikechess (Kazakhstan, France, Norway), directed by Assel Aushakimova and produced by Antoine Simkine, Almagul Tleukhanova, and Christian Fredrik Martin gained the Works in Progress Karlovy Differ IFF Award. The undertaking will obtain a money prize of 5,000 EUR, sponsored by Barrandov Studio.

The Works in Improvement Award — Characteristic Size, sponsored by MIDPOINT, Barrandov Studio, and KVIFF, was awarded to Flight from Kabul (Slovakia), directed and written by Sahraa Karimi and produced by Wanda Adamík Hrycová. The filmmakers might be handed 10,000 EUR money prize for additional growth.

Discussing the pic, the jury, that includes Danijel Hočevar, Producer at Vertigo, Producer Mentor at MIDPOINT Characteristic Launch, Joseph Fahim, Movie Critic, Programmer, Lecturer, Simone Baumann, Producer, Managing Director of German Movies, mentioned the movie had a “bold vision, political audaciousness, and enterprising storytelling.”

“The Works in Development Award goes to a project that explores a people and place seldom seen on screen; ones that have been let down by Western politicians who stood idle as the powers of darkness ventured to ravage it in front of the apathetic, complacent eyes of the world,” the jury mentioned.

In the identical part, the Connecting Cottbus Award was gained by Excavators (Cyprus), directed and written by Argyro Nicolaou and produced by Constantinos Nikiforou and Minos Papas. The undertaking might be granted the chance to pitch at Connecting Cottbus, the East-West co-production market through the Movie Pageant Cottbus.

Allen Sunshine (Canada, USA), directed by Harley Chamandy and produced by Chantal Chamandy, picked up the First Reduce+ award. The filmmakers will obtain a 5,000 EUR money prize from TRT Sinema. The Rotterdam Lab Award was picked up by Tomáš Pertold, producer of the movie God Break Down the Door (Czech Republic). As a part of the award, Pertold will take part within the Rotterdam Lab skilled coaching program for producers, which takes place through the Worldwide Movie Pageant Rotterdam